SUMMARY: Odd things with df -k

From: Cole, Jeff (
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 15:01:20 CDT

Thanks to everyone who replied:
Nelson Caparrosso
Bruce Bowler
Doug Otto
Daniel Muino

In solaris swap equals RAM + disk(s), so the total output may vary
because of the amount of RAM dedicated to it, and that explains the
difference between the size of your partition and the total /tmp

-----Original Message-----
From: Cole, Jeff []
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2000 2:18 PM
To: ''
Subject: Odd things with df -k

Not 10 minutes ago, I did a df -k and saw this for my swap:

Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on
swap 962648 1488 961160 1% /tmp

And then, about a minute ago, I did it again, and got this:

# df -k
Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on
swap 962680 1488 961192 1% /tmp

Format shows that swap (/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3) is 512.58MB.

This is an Ultra 2 running Solaris 7
Is it just me, or is this weird? 1) Fluctuation of total space on the disk
and 2) Over 400 MB difference in what df says I have on the disk, and what
it was formatted for?

Perhaps I'm just delusional because it's Friday.

Jeff Cole
Unix Systems Administrator
Thomson Financial -- Maryland
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